Once a boy named Zac was told to make Jell-O. He didn't know how to make Jell-O, but he did know how to read.
"Just follow the instructions on the box."
Hours later, the Jell-O was still liquid. "Didn't you follow the instructions?"
"Mostly," Zac replied.
He had decided that since the Jell-O would be going in the fridge anyway, that there was no need to boil the water.
How many of us think we know better than God? Don't we all at one time or another try to shortcut through life, even when we have His Word to tell us the best way to live? How many times do we "skip" the steps we don't understand?
Hours later, the Jell-O was still liquid. When Zac realized his mistake, his ten-year-old heart fell into his toes. "I'm stupid." He said. He thought there was no hope for the ruined Jell-O.
But his mom knew the science of gelatin and understood how to fix it. When Mom was done, the family had perfect Jell-O for the next evening's dessert.
Likewise, we have a loving Father who knows all things. He knows how to take our ruined Jell-O of a life and make it perfect.
All we have to do is put it into His hands.
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